2009

  • Free putting trainer with Rife IMO

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Thursday, 17 September 2009

    Rife is offering a free putting trainer with its revolutionary IMO putter, launched this summer. The IMO, featured in issue 259 of Today's Golfer back in August, sees 80 per cent of the weight positioned directly behind the ball to encourage acceleration through impact and a more solid strike. Rife founder, Guerin Rife, believes that deceleration before impact is the number one...

  • Srixon launches new Z-TX range

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 16 September 2009

    Srixon has announced its new Z-TX range of clubs comprising driver, fairway wood, hybrid and irons. The Z-TX range is a premium line and features a titanium-head driver which has been designed with input from Srixon's touring staff. The driver will retail at £349. The irons are forged from soft stainless steel with shallow cavity backs to distribute weight round the head resulting...

  • Walker Cup starlet to put Penta into play

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Tuesday, 15 September 2009

    TaylorMade have strengthened their stable of top quality players with the addition of Walker Cup player Sam Hutsby. The 20-year-old has turned professional and pledged his future to the brand - and will immediately put TaylorMade's new Penta TP ball into play. The Englishman will also use the R9 driver and fairway wood, as well as the Tour preferred irons. Ian Watts, Director...

  • Nike Oz 6 Putter Video Review

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 September 2009

    Despite Tiger Woods finishing 2009 without adding to his 14 Major titles, it's still been a good year for Nike Golf. Lucas Glover and Stewart Cink have added their names to the list of Major champions, while Englishman Paul Casey has elevated himself to the dizzy heights of world number three. And lots of this year's success has been built on impressive putting...

  • Odyssey White Hot XG Teron Putter Video Review

    Written by Equipment Editor on Friday, 11 September 2009

    There are a lot of "curiously" shaped mallet putters on the market these days, all designed to help you hole more putts regardless of how shaky your stroke might be! The Odyssey White Hot XG Teron putter is certainly one of the more bizarre flatsticks out there - and that was perfect for Senior Equipment Editor Jon Greathead, who struggles with...

  • Golf Pride celebrates 10 years at the top

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Thursday, 10 September 2009

    Lots of you will know that Golf Pride make brilliant golf grips - stylish, cool and stunningly effective in all sorts of weather conditions. But what you might not know is that in the last 40 Majors the company has racked up an impressive 33 victories, signalling a decade at the very top of the professional game. In fact, every one of the...

  • SkyCaddie - The No1 Rangefinder In Golf

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 10 September 2009

    Golf is a game of many variables - and uncertainties - but there's at least one thing about which you can be instantly certain: a SkyCaddie® yardage.   SkyCaddie® has walked more golf courses than any other rangefinder in golf, and USA-based SkyGolf®, whose handheld SkyCaddie® golf GPS rangefinders are the leading sellers in global golf's fastest-growing retail category, has set the...

  • Stay warm this winter with PING Collection fleece

    Wednesday, 9 September 2009

    PING Collection has released a new Ginger Snap fleece top to help lady golfers stay warm in the throws of winter this season. The new fleece features quilted side panelling and velvet effect tape detailing to provide a chic, feminine look. It also has additional thermal properties to keep body heat in during even the coldest of winter months. Available in Soft Pink...

  • New Glenmuir sweaters in Autumn/Winter 2009 collection

    Written by David Connor, TG Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 9 September 2009

    Glenmuir is launching five new sweater designs for Autumn/Winter 2009. The Scottish-based company have taken a turn towards retro styling, with the new sweaters including a contemporary take on striping, diamond intarsia patterns and the use of contrast panels. The new Alwoodley lambswool, zip-front cardigan features distinctive contrasting back panel broad stripes and is available in sizes S-XXL in black/light grey, ink/navy...

  • New Srixon AD333 Ball

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Monday, 7 September 2009

    We love Srixon balls on TG, and we know that you do too - and there's some great news with regards to their massively popular AD333 offering. It's now even better! In addition to having a great feel to it due to the soft cover, the new Srixon AD333 ball is longer than before due to the larger Energetic Gradient Growth core as well...

  • Ping Anser Putter Video Review

    Written by TG equipment editor on Friday, 4 September 2009

    It's probably the best known and most copied putter on the planet but the Ping Anser is still going strong after more than 40 years in production. The iconic design has spawned dozens of copycats throughout the years with the plumber's neck hosel and the hollowed-out back. It has changed little throughout the years but the current model comes complete with dampening...

  • Spherical Blade Greenstreak Putter Video Review

    Written by TG equipment editor on Friday, 4 September 2009

    The Spherical Blade Greenstreak putter is a big unit and it may not be everyone's cup of tea - but there's plenty of science behind its appearance. For a start, the size of the head allows more weight to be positioned around the perimeter for high MOI and mega forgiveness on off-centre hits. But we know you've heard all that before. What...

  • Rife Two-Bar Mallet Putter Video Review

    Written by TG equipment editor on Friday, 4 September 2009

    A number of tour players have switched to Rife putters, even though they don't get paid for using them - so is Rife's Two-Bar Tour Mallet worth considering for your bag? The black finish will appeal to the eye and the two weight bars directly behind the ball are designed to place plenty of mass behind the face as well as...

  • TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider Balero Putter Video Review

    Written by TG equipment editor on Friday, 4 September 2009

    If big putters and wacky looking heads are your thing then you'll probably already know about the TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider Balero. It is one of the more unique looking short sticks out there with its horns giving it something of a Viking Helmet appearance. But the horns and the lines are all there for a reason - to help you hole more...

  • TaylorMade Unveil Revolutionary New Penta ball

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, Senior Equipment Editor on Wednesday, 2 September 2009

    Getting the right golf ball for your game is crucial to good scoring - and now TaylorMade have unveiled their latest offering in the form of the TaylorMade Penta TP - the world's first five-piece ball! Each of the five layers has been designed to help optimise performance in five key shot categories; driver, long-irons, middle-irons, short-irons and short-wedge shots. We've got the full...

  • Mizuno MP Series T-10 Wedges Revealed!

    Written by TG equipment editor on Tuesday, 1 September 2009

    It's not that often Mizuno brings out a new wedge series, which makes it doubly exciting when they do - and here comes the new MP Series T-10 wedges. The Mizuno MP Series T-10 wedges introduce Mizuno's new QUAD CUT technology, which ensures tighter manufacturing tolerances to push groove regulations to the limit. The result is wedges with visibly improved backspin and stopping ability...

  • Mizuno MP Fli-Hi Iron Replacements Revealed!

    Written by TG equipment editor on Tuesday, 1 September 2009

    The DLR might mean something completely different to the London commuter but to Mizuno it means direct iron replacements - and more specifically the new Mizuno MP Fli-Hi. Aimed at the better player, the Mizuno MP Fli-Hi is designed to provide an easier alternative to hitting a 2, 3 or 4 iron while still maintaining a good degree of workability. The hollow...

  • Mizuno MX-1000 Irons Revealed!

    Written by TG equipment editor on Tuesday, 1 September 2009

    Hot off the press: Mizuno has transferred its outstanding hot metal face from its MX-700 range of woods and utilities to it brand new MX-1000 irons. The Mizuno MX-1000 irons are aimed at golfers looking for extreme levels of distance and forgiveness with a high launch angle. The ultra-thin ES230 maraging steel face has been plasma welded onto a stainless steel body. The...

  • Mizuno MX-300 Irons Revealed!

    Written by TG equipment editor on Tuesday, 1 September 2009

    The ultimate combination of forgiveness and workability is the golf manufacturer's holy grail - and Mizuno believe they have achieved that with the new MX-300 irons. The Mizuno MX-300 irons have been designed for players looking for the assistance of the undercut cavity and the feel of a forged iron without the usual shotmaking constraints associated with offset and wider soles. The...

  • Mizuno MP-58 Irons Revealed!

    Written by TG equipment editor on Tuesday, 1 September 2009

    Mizuno purists may recoil in horror with the news that the company has released its new MP-58 iron, the first player's club in its history with an insert. But fear not, Mizuno say the lightweight Titanium insert in the MP-58 ensures the solid feel of their traditional player's irons is not compromised while dramatically increasing perimeter weighting for added stability and...

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